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Serial measurements of blood haemoglobin, serum iron, serum transferrin, total iron-binding capacity, transferrin per cent saturation and serum ferritin were determined in 51 post-operative critically ill patients to investigate body iron status in severely stressed patients. The results showed decreased blood haemoglobin, serum iron, serum transferrin and(More)
The long term effectiveness and tolerance of terguride, a new ergot derivative, as initial therapy were evaluated in 20 patients with pathological hyperprolactinemia (PHP; group A) and 7 patients with acromegaly. We also studied 10 patients with PHP whose treatment was changed from bromocriptine or lisuride to terguride (group B). Terguride, given for at(More)
We have administered to 29 patients with macroprolactinoma the dopamine agonists bromocriptine and lisuride for 1-50 months (mean +/- SE, 12.7 +/- 1.8) in order to assess the effects of these drugs on tumor size. Fourteen patients were treated with bromocriptine (dose range, 7.5-20 mg/day), 12 patients were treated with lisuride (0.6-2 mg/day), and 3(More)
In 12 acromegalics a single oral dose of 0.2 mg lisuride, an ergoline derivative, significantly reduced plasma PRL but not GH concentrations. Three-tenths milligram of the drug significantly reduced plasma levels of the two hormones. Four-tenths milligram of lisuride did not augment this inhibitory effect. Plasma PRL levels were suppressed in all patients,(More)
To evaluate the long-term effects of dopamine agonists in the treatment of macroprolactinoma, we studied prolactin levels and tumor size for 30 to 88 months (57 +/- 14, mean +/- S.D.) in 38 patients treated with bromocriptine or lisuride. Elevated prolactin levels became normal in 30 patients, and the tumor shrank in 29. After two years of treatment, we(More)
Ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) was first proposed by Livraghi in 1990 as a possible therapy for autonomously functioning thyroid nodules (AFTN). The procedure is performed on out-patients; is rapid; there is no need of anesthesia, nor of bed rest or patient observation after treatment. Under direct sonographic control a limited(More)
We have studied the effects of the chronic administration of the dopamine agonist lisuride (L) in 21 acromegalics (group 1) and in 25 patients with pathological hyperprolactinemia (group 2). Before starting the treatment levels of PRL and/or GH were determined during acute tests with L (0.3 mg po) or TRH (0.2 mg iv). L was given in doses ranging between 0.4(More)
In ten normal subjects and in twenty acromegalic patients plasma levels of growth hormone were studied after administration of L-dopa and a dopamine infusion. In the ten normal subjects L-dopa, but not dopamine, increased plasma levels of GH. In the acromegalic patients both L-dopa and dopamine were followed by an inhibition of GH release. Since dopamine(More)
Five patients with the clinical patterns of Bartter's syndrome underwent a series of clearance studies in order to characterize the underlying tubule defect. Free water generation during maximal water diuresis (CH2O), expressed as percentage of the distal delivery (CH2O + CCl), was lower in the patients (72.5 +/- 3.2%) than in controls (84.4 +/- 5.5, p <(More)